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FireEye Director of Strategic Partners, Sam Ware, talks about the new technical partnership between F5 and FireEye. FireEye aims to provide automated threat forensics and dynamic malware protection against advanced cyber threats, such as advanced persistent threats and spear phishing. ...
Just to be clear, no enterprise, no matter how large, has all the capabilities in house to bring a complex IoT product or service to market without some outside help along the way. Take Nexia, an IoT service for running your connected home. Creating this offering required a number of s...
It will be interesting (perhaps quite easy) to develop a tamper-proof gun mounted camera that can automatically log all activities and stream load data to a cloud service. Such a device should be a standard official issue. In fact as gun-related violence has been on the radar, it shoul...
In a fascinating and fun conversation, InfoSec luminary, web application expert, TEDx speaker and WhiteHat Security Founder, Jeremiah Grossman explains some of the change occurring within information security. Have the never ending breaches changed the way people think about security? ...
Greg Maudsley, F5 Director Product Marketing, discusses the many challenges organizations face when trying to secure an evolving hybrid infrastructure all while allowing access to authorized, yet mobile users. As applications move to the cloud, policies & services need to follow. How d...
RSA Technology Consultant Josh Waterloo talks about the evolution of two-factor authentication and how risk based auth is starting to take hold. He also shows us a demo of the integration between RSA SecurID and BIG-IP APM to provide risk based, strong authentication for corporate acce...
Sporting the crisp F5 ‘Defend the New Perimeter’ t-shirt, I show you how to find F5 booth 1515 at RSA 2015 in 17 paces or less. The theme this year is Change – Challenge today’s security thinking and with the mobile revolution, applications delivered from hybrid environments and the sh...
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the set of devices and systems that interconnect real world sensors and actuators to the internet. This includes many different types of systems. These systems connect to the internet or gateway in a variety of manners including long range WiFi/E...
We spend a lot of time talking and writing about the IoT (Internet of Things) in the macro, as a giant worldwide network of objects and things, communicating with themselves and others. That is indeed interesting, but the most interesting components of the IoT, in my opinion, are the ...
I give a preview of RSA 2015, running April 20 – 23 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center. F5 will showcase a number of solutions that help organizations defend against the threats to their data and protect the perimeter. Visit us in Booth 1515 to learn about solutions like our Silverline ...
It's an obvious progression, right? Amazon now ships certain subscription items like laundry detergent, lotion, breakfast bars, and other replenishables with a cute little plastic button the size of a key chain accessory. You press it, and a new order of that thing is immediately place...
IoT sensors extend our physical senses beyond our physical reach and communicate the results from afar. They also allow us to share experiences remotely, not just mentally, but also tactilely. That is the first time I have ever used the word “tactilely.” It means to tangibly or physica...
Imagine you are getting ready to fill your washing machine with all your of dirty clothes and when you are ready to close the door and fill up the detergent, you suddenly realize your detergent bottle is completely empty. A sense of panic washes over you and then the doorbell rings. Yo...
From watches to socks, shirts to wristbands, glasses to rings, wearables promise all kinds of features to make our lives better. Thus, everyone seems to be building new wearables or software to run on them. The hottest sectors for wearables currently are twofold: wristbands such as Fit...
Recently I’ve received a number of ‘I am writing to inform you that we were the target of a sophisticated cyber attack and some of your personal information may have been accessed by the attackers..’ letters for myself and my family. I especially hate the ones that start, ‘To the paren...
The adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) appears to be unquestioned. Advances in wearables and sensors are strategic to tech companies, telecoms and manufacturers across multiple domains. Everyone from millennials to boomers is incorporating IoT technologies into the daily flow of life...
There's a lot of focus on the performance of mobile communications given the incredible rate at which mobile is outpacing legacy PC (did you ever think we'd see the day when we called it that?) usage. There's been tons of research on the topic ranging from the business impact (you real...
Recent announcements from Google about the future of Glass naturally ignited an explosion of commentary in the tech media. For those of us in the Glass at Work world, the news that Glass has “graduated” from Google[x] into a true business unit headed by Tony Fadell is very promising. Y...
WebRTC? Si vous n’en avez pas encore entendu parlé, il est important que vous découvriez une technologie qui va profondément changer les modes de communication de tous vos collaborateurs. Je vais m’intéresser en priorité aux potentiels à moyen terme de cette technologie ; il existe en...
The presentation describes the emergence of the On Demand Economy, how new super-scale ventures like Uber taxis, Airbnb and others are transforming the fundamental operating models for corporations and consequently destroying the competition in the industries they are disrupting. They...
I’ve been travelling recently. To places and fields that have limited to no mobile connectivity and this can be a challenge when a challenge arises. Immediately following Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this month, my family embarked on a multi-week European vacation. After...
At the recent Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) in Barcelona, we heard operators and vendors discuss the future of mobile network connectivity around the globe. While we look forward to new updates on this subject (and updates from these major players), the conference was also ripe with...
Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses think about and leverage technology. As a result, the general understanding of cloud computing has come a long way in a short time. However, there are still many misconceptions about what cloud computing is and what it can do for busin...
We've seen entire industries disrupted by the Internet including newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, libraries, travel agents, music, taxis, hotels, the Yellow Pages and more. All of these industries were predicated on controlling proprietary information flows. When the Internet brou...
The Open Compute Project is a collective effort by Facebook and a number of players in the datacenter industry to bring lessons learned from the social media giant's giant IT deployment to the rest of the world. Datacenters account for 3% of global electricity consumption – about t...
Given the current global furor over continuing data breaches, Edward Snowden disclosures, the hue and cry around NSA data collection from mobile phones and mobile encryption, now is a good time to stop and think before we plunge wholesale into even more extensive collection of personal...
In this new report titled Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure, I ask 80 IT and business professionals involved in enterprise and consumer mobility to answer a series of questions. The results will be shared here in the following article series. This is Part 3 in the series.
At some point in the near future, our alarm clock will ring when the biometric scanner monitoring our sleep indicates we have achieved optimum rest. Our clock will connect with the coffee maker, and a steaming cup of brew will be waiting, while the lighting system in our home gradually...
Axeda, based in Foxboro, Mass., has created a machine-to-machine capability for analysis -- in other words, an Axeda Machine Cloud for the Internet of Things. We have the whole Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon. People are accepting more and more devices, end points, sensors, even t...
In my new report titled Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure, I ask 80 IT and business professionals involved in enterprise and consumer mobility to answer a series of questions. The results will be shared here in the following article series. This is Part 2 in the series. Current IT env...
In my new report titled Real-Time Mobile Infrastructure, I ask 80 IT and business professionals involved in enterprise mobility to answer a series of questions. The results will be shared here in the following article series.
Rockwell Automation (Ticker Symbol:rok) has taken the connected experience concept to reality and beyond. This could not have been possible without the convergence of IT, OT and the IoT. Of course Azure IoT Services must have played a major part. This video from YouTube shows the co...
Implementing a recurring revenue business model guarantees stable, predictable income and a high customer lifetime value (CLV). It’s no surprise, then, that nearly half of U.S. businesses have either adopted or are planning to adopt recurring revenue models. Recurring revenue is a dis...
One of the neat things about microservices is the ability to segment functional actions into scalability domains. Login, browsing, and checkout are separate functional domains that can each be scaled according to demand. While one hopes that checkout is similarly in demand, it is unlik...
As I’m sure most readers of this blog already know, tech media company Gigaom shut its doors earlier this week. Stalwarts of Gigaom’s public-facing news site such as Stacey Higginbotham, Derrick Harris, and founder Om Malik have already offered personal perspectives on their own sites,...
Remember the old joke about the farmer who won the lottery? A reporter asked him what he’d do now, and he responded he’d just keep on farming till the money was gone. It seems that running a technology news organization is prone to the same fate, as GigaOm discovered this week. Just...
Starbuck's is expanding the roll-out of their mobile ordering, loyalty and payment app. This is one of the most interesting mobile apps from a major retailer that I have seen. Before I summarize the key features and benefits, let me share the purpose of Starbuck's latest roll-out ac...
Our guest on the podcast this week is David Houghton, Director at Bright Wolf. We discuss the evolutions of connected technologies leading to the Internet of Things (IoT). Industrial use cases are transforming operational efficiency, remote monitoring asset tracking, preventativ...
At Convergence 2015 in Atlanta, GA Microsoft outlined Microsoft's vision of IoT on 16th March. Convergence is actually showcasing of Microsoft Dynamics CRM products but as PowrBI is very much a part of IoT a large part of the talk from the CEO was on 'Azure IoT Suite' and how Windows 1...
While the exact time and place of the creation of cloud computing are open for debate, the latest data shows that the United States has surpassed Europe in cloud adoption and embracing the Internet of Things (IoT). According to both the global analysis and advisory firm IDC and the res...


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